Both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series head back west to California this weekend. What had been two stops at California Speedway is now only one with the fall race being transferred to Kansas this year. Lack of attendance has been the problem.
California has been one of Carl Edwards better tracks in the Sprint Cup Series. He has one win and 10 top-10 finishes in 13 starts at the two-mile track. Edwards is off to a great start this season. After a win at Las Vegas and second-place finishes at Daytona and Bristol, Edwards is just one point behind points leader Kurt Busch. Phoenix is the only place he’s had a problem this year after a crash sent him into the wall and he ended up finishing 28th. This year is a continuation of late last year when he finished the season with wins at Phoenix and Homestead.